World Golf Rankings

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Keep up to date with the game's top 10 players with the golf world rankings

The Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) is a system used to rate the performance levels of male professional golfers. It was first introduced in 1986 and is endorsed by the four major championships and six professional golf tours, these are the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

How are the World Golf Rankings calculated?

The system used to calculate the rankings can be confusing.

Golfers receive points based on their performance and the quality of the event that they are playing in. Points remain on a player’s tally for two years but are reduced on a sliding scale of 13 weeks so more recent success carries a greater weighting.

A player’s points tally is calculated by dividing the number of points by the number of events they have played in over the two year period with a minimum of 40 events needed to obtain a ranking. The World Golf Rankings are updated every Monday.

World Golf Rankings – Top 10

1. Justin Rose

World Golf rankings

Points average: 10.29

Major wins: 1 (2013 US Open)

Last win: 2019 Farmers Insurance Open

2. Brooks Koepka

Points average: 9.03

Major wins: 3 (2017, 2018 US Open & 2018 PGA Championship)

Last win: 2018 CJ Cup

3. Dustin Johnson

Canadian Open

Points average: 8.05

Major wins: 1 (2016 US Open)

Last win: 2018 RBC Canadian Open

4. Justin Thomas

Points average: 7.80

Major wins: 1 (2017 PGA Championship)

Last win: 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

5. Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson Dechambeau

Points average: 7.76

Major wins: 0

Last win: 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

6. Jon Rahm (Up 1)

Points average: 6.38

Major wins: 0

Last win: 2018 Hero World Challenge

7. Xander Schauffele (Down 1)

Points average: 6.31

Major wins: 0

Last win: 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions

8. Rory McIlroy

Points average: 6.02

Major wins: 4 (2011 US Open, 2014 Open Championship, 2011 & 2014 PGA Championship)

Last win: 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

9. Francesco Molinari

Points average: 5.76

Major wins: 1 (2018 Open Championship)

Last win: 2018 Open Championship

10. Jason Day (Up 2)

Points average: 5.36

Major wins: 0

Last win: 2018 Wells Fargo Championship

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